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Catracoth
30-10-10, 15:16
http://blog.games.yahoo.com/blog/114-xbox-gamer-passes-half-million-milestone

Achievement points have been with Xbox 360 gamers since the console debuted in 2006. It's a simple idea: pack every game made for the system -- including retail releases, smaller downloadable titles and expanded content -- with a number of specific challenges. Accomplishing these nets you points which are cumulatively tracked as your overall Gamerscore. It's been hailed as a game-changing feature, one so addictive and brilliant, it's been copied by everyone from Sony (Trophies) to Apple (the newly released Game Center).

And no one has achieved more than Stallion83.

The 27 year-old Tennessee man already made a mark on his favorite hobby when he was officially recognized by Guinness World Records for having the highest Xbox 360 Gamerscore in the world. But where most players would hang up their controllers after such an accomplishment, Stallion83 is just getting started.

His goal? To reach 1 million points. And as of October 25th, he's officially halfway there, cracking the awe-inspiring 500,000 point mark while playing a Wallace and Gromit game -- not exactly the hardest game around, but hey, it counts.

"The toughest achievements for me would have to be some of the ones found in the Guitar Hero games," he told Y! Games. "I still haven't managed to become a master at it, not even close. Once I crank it up to expert difficulty, I know the game is laughing at me. I just need to put the practice in."

Practice? That's a scary thought. Each Xbox 360 retail game maxes out at 1000 Achievement points, while smaller downloadable titles typically yield 200. To reach 500,000, Stallion83 has played an absolutely insane 683 games and pretty much mastered most of them. (To put that number in perspective, a quick scan of my Xbox Live friends list -- many of whom are game journalists who play daily -- shows most players hovering between 25,000 and 60,000, with a few above 80,000.)
So does he play constantly?

"It really depends on what I am playing and how much I am enjoying a certain game," he said. "If it is a game I really enjoy, I can play it for a long, long stretch of time. However, I do not play non-stop like some people would imagine. I have just stuck with it for almost four years now -- consistency is key. Some days I will play for 8 hours, other days it may be 10 minutes."

Some might consider his 1 million point mission -- which is chronicled on his blog (http://www.1milliongamerscore.com/) -- to be a bit obsessive. But Stallion83 points out that that what he does is really no different from anything else and that his friends and family have been quite supportive.

"Nobody has given me a hard time over it, because it's what I enjoy doing," he said. "I love Xbox Live and gaming. In the world we live in, everybody does something that they love. Whether it is watching TV, tending to their garden (real or fake), making sure their 1966 Ford Mustang is spotless, or reading their favorite authors. Me, I like to play games."

Sweet Jesus.

larafan25
30-10-10, 15:21
I like what he says at the end, it's true.

Ikas90
30-10-10, 15:23
I only have like 4,000 something lol.

trlestew
30-10-10, 15:27
Video Game Forum... :whi:

And that is...well we can see what this guy does with his life xD
I think "Hakoom" (The PSN user with over 100,000 trophies and owns just about every PS3 game on the market) should also be mentioned :vlol:

TombRaider4444
30-10-10, 15:29
He needed to buy 500 games so far. So like if he spent $49.95 on each game it would be $24.975

Mad Tony
30-10-10, 16:01
The only games I manage to max out are the Call of Duty games, which ironically are probably some of the hardest.

Hairhelmet12
30-10-10, 16:05
I've only maxed DR2: Case Zero, Prince of Persia TFS, Almosed Gardian Of Light, and L4D 1&2 :D
He needed to buy 500 games so far. So like if he spent $49.95 on each game it would be $24.975

Not necessarily. He could have bought used games too, and he plays ALOT of arcade games. But yeah, He probably spend ALOT.

Talk about Achievement Whore

Rai
30-10-10, 16:09
Wow, I guess that's impressive...but also quite scary too, lol.

Does this guy do anything else with his time?

Liara
30-10-10, 16:10
Didn't this guy end up making a world record? If so, then good for him, he got something out of it.

Hairhelmet12
30-10-10, 16:11
Wow, I guess that's impressive...but also quite scary too, lol.

Does this guy do anything else with his time?

I don't think all the girls are swooning over the fact he has Half a million Gamer Score. xD

Love2Raid
30-10-10, 16:14
Wow! :jmp:

Stallion83 is like the ultimate gamer lol, a true hero for all achievement whores. :p

Catracoth
30-10-10, 17:00
Video Game Forum... :whi:

It's a general discussion. Keep your pants on.

Lara's Nemesis
30-10-10, 17:04
I think it was a great idea to add achievements to games. If they are done well then it can add extra challenges and encourage you to play the game differently.

Playing games you don't like just to get the points is a bit sad tho.

This website is really well done if you are a bit of a statto. :p It scans your system and awards scores depending on how rare your achievements are.

http://www.trueachievements.com/myachievements.aspx

igonge
30-10-10, 17:27
Does he have a job? How does he pay for all those games?

Lara's Nemesis
30-10-10, 17:41
He is registered at TrueAchievements.

http://i53.************/16jessw.jpg

Mad Tony
30-10-10, 17:59
Oh... he's a Lakers bandwagoner. I bet he supports the Yankees and Man United too.

Alpharaider47
30-10-10, 18:00
Wow :vlol: That's quite a few. A friend of mine claims that he knows a guy with 300k but I've never looked. 500k though... :vlol: how do you do that and have a job, and a life? It just seems like you'd have to sacrifice a lot for that kind of thing... I suppose if I knew how, I wouldn't be sitting at 21870 :p

scoopy_loopy
31-10-10, 03:30
I had a squiz at his blog, he seems a decent guy. I wonder if he's cute. :cln:

Paddy
31-10-10, 03:40
Good on him, thats a pretty damn impressive effort lol

Catracoth
31-10-10, 04:08
I had a squiz at his blog, he seems a decent guy. I wonder if he's cute. :cln:

http://a323.yahoofs.com/ymg/ygamesblog__2/ygamesblog-839350350-1288285406.jpg?ymeD0_DDEBhVi2jM

He's somewhat attractive.

TombRaider4444
31-10-10, 04:11
I really hope he doesn't forget his password he gets red ringed / both at the same time. That would suck!

PoseidonsDeath
31-10-10, 06:43
I currently have 11455. Not very many.

scoopy_loopy
31-10-10, 10:03
^
I have less than 2, 000. :o

Mikky
31-10-10, 11:39
Good on him! :tmb: I love doing achievements too. :D The only games that I have completed all the achievements on is all the TRs and Silent Hill Homecoming. :p The other games I tried but some of them are simply too hard. I miss my Xbox 360... :pi:

Tommy123
31-10-10, 18:44
holy hell in a hampster ball! :yik:

MattTR
31-10-10, 18:57
Wow, that's a whole lot more than me. :eek:

TR FAN 18
02-11-10, 08:53
500,000 GS?! :yik:
Goodness knows how much ALL those games will have cost!
I only have about 2,200 points now.

EscondeR
02-11-10, 09:02
LOL, someone needs to get a life... and a wife. Will cure him immediately ;)

Well, any achievement is an achievement... but he must really have grown roots into his chair :vlol:

scoopy_loopy
02-11-10, 09:04
^
I don't see why you'd be judgemental :p It's not like he's horrible overweight or something...

TheBloodRed
02-11-10, 09:10
Sweet Jesus.

This. :yik:

I have around 18k but holy crap!!

EscondeR
02-11-10, 09:12
@ Scoopy: I just wonder if one really thinks that 500 000 GP is a worthy contribution to humanity to deprive oneself of fresh air, movement, etc, etc, etc... :p

I can hardly imagine a kid (it yet must happen somehow BTW ;)) being proud with himself and his father for the latter reaching 500 000 GP solely :ton:

Besides it's my personal POV. Hands off! :smk:

:p

scoopy_loopy
02-11-10, 09:41
@ Scoopy: I just wonder if one really thinks that 500 000 GP is a worthy contribution to humanity to deprive oneself of fresh air, movement, etc, etc, etc... :p

I can hardly imagine a kid (it yet must happen somehow BTW ;)) being proud with himself and his father for the latter reaching 500 000 GP solely :ton:

Besides it's my personal POV. Hands off! :smk:

:p

Where have I or anyone else said it was a "worthy contribution to humanity?" :eek: :vlol: